Monday, May 27, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Goodbye To Food" Edition....

Tuesday we splurged on lobsters as it was the night before I went on my Elimination Diet.

This is what my plate has looked like the first three days.  I am down 9 lbs.(probably mostly water loss)but I am so over potatoes....lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--T-Bone Steaks, Corn on cob, leftover sides(beans, salad, rolls), Cukes in Vinegar
2. Monday--Shrimp Stir-Fry w/Noodles
3. Tuesday--Lobster, Corn on cob, leftover sweet potato wedges
4. Wednesday--Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine
5. Thursday--leftovers or FFY
6. Friday--leftovers or FFY
7. Saturday--what ever Hubs cooks

And this is what actually happened--(everyone else here not me after Tuesday)

1. Sunday--T-Bone Steaks, Corn on cob, leftover sides(beans, salad, rolls), Cukes in Vinegar
2. Monday--Shrimp Stir-Fry w/Noodles
3. Tuesday--Lobster, corn on cob, leftover sweet potato wedges
4. Wednesday--leftovers or FFY
5. Thursday--leftovers or FFY
6. Friday--leftovers of FFY
7. Saturday--Salmon, grilled asparagus

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out. 

Here's what my Wed.-Sat. looked like.......
4. Wednesday--potatoes

5. Thursday--potatoes
6. Friday--potatoes
7. Saturday--cucumber, tuna, potatoes

There were so many leftovers that I didn't make the Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine again so it moves to this week again.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* 2 portions of Salmon

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.....
* 1 portion of salmon
* 1 bag of Stir-fry meal
* 1 pack of raw shrimp
* 5 T-Bone steaks

A trip to Weis, a trip to Price Chopper and a trip to Wegman's brought the food/toiletries spending last week to $103.89 and my May total to $407.72.

Over budget.....that's what happens when you buy live lobsters(even on special)and specialty potatoes at Wegman's at full price. ugh.

I have closed out the May food spending so anything bought in the next 4 days will go onto June's tab.

My savings percentage last week was an abysmal  25.31%(without Rite-Aid trips)and May's monthly savings total came to 46.34%(w/out R-A). 

I have 0 more food shopping/spending days in May(4 days left but I am finished shopping).

Leftovers going into this week.....corn casserole, that's it!

Here is this week's "food plan".....

1. Sunday--Brats w/Onions, Corn on Cob, Cukes in Vinegar, Potato Salad, Peach Cobbler
2. Monday--Steak, Grilled Asparagus, leftover Potato Salad
3. Tuesday--Fettuccine Alfredo w/Chicken(I'll have Chicken on Salad)
4. Wednesday--Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes
5. Thursday--Sourdough Grilled Sandwiches, leftover sides
6. Friday--Roasted Turkey Breast, Stuffing or Potatoes, Green Veggie TBD
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 6 new meals cooked(if I feel like it), 0 nights of leftovers/FFY, and 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out and 1 night of ?.

What needs buying for this menu? corn on cob, salad greens, cabbage, slicing cheese and sandwich meats(maybe on that one).  We are out of fresh veg so I'll go Tuesday and hit the restaurant supply store.

What is getting fixed and served at your house this week?

Was last week's plan successful, did you go off plan or did you not even plan what was going to be eaten last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week? 



  1. Vegetable pot pie is in the oven. Pizza dough is in the bread machine and I’ll make burritos later in the week if we run out of leftovers.

    Best deals at Kroger were Keebler cookies and shaving cream. $.99 each, limit 5. I had some surprise online coupons so a few were free!

    Jen G.

  2. holy crap. I thought you could eat more on elimination diets. Are they just adding one thing at a time? without tasty food is like hell (I am a food lover)

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    2. Mine is extreme as I am doing it for multiple health issues. Not so bad now that it's just not ONLY potatoes. lolz

  3. Good for you!! Food may taste good when you eat it. But health and an agile body and healthy weight are better than any fattening meal. Good luck on this journey.

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  5. Boring menu-fast and trying to keep on top of leftovers. I've no room for extra storage items in there.


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